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Just sharing... hope this will help other members ^-^

Already pulled the trigger on Streamer and HDPPLEX but my CC was no good to them for whatever reasons...
http://www.hd-plex.com/hdplex-h5-fanless-computer-case.html


http://www.quietpc.com/st-fc8-alpha



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...so i decided to search the net for locally available components & found the ff:

Case - e-Netdata Industrial Mini Case with PSU 2 SATA
http://www.lazada.com.ph/e-netdata-industrial-mini-case-with-psu-2-sata-black-959496.html?mp=1[/color]]http://www.lazada.com.ph/e-netdata-industrial-mini-case-with-psu-2-sata-black-959496.html?mp=1

for details http://www.minicase.net/product_E-K3i.html[/color]]http://www.minicase.net/product_E-K3i.html

Motherboard - Asrock QC5000M-ITX/PH Motherboard
http://www.lazada.com.ph/asrock-qc5000m-itxph-motherboard-1784581.html
for details http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/QC5000M-ITXPH/

RAM      - 4gb*2 DDR3
Storage - Sandisk SSD 120gb

Planning to use Daphile as the OS [headless], as of now i installed Windows 7 64bit Home Edition to monitor the temperature and if it have enough power to play DSD files.

Current set-up:
PC>SMSL M8 DAC on P1 LPS>SMSL SA-36a Pro>Speakers
Software - Foobar, remote controlled on cell phone

In my AC less listening room, the CPU temperature is around 50deg C, playing SACD ISO & DSD files at native bitrate & depth - CPU usage is around 33 percent. I don't plan to up-sample so IMO this build will do.


I'm glad my CCs no good ;D

Thanks







Ultimately, musicality—not dissecting the sound
—is what high-end audio is all about. - R. Harley